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As part of an overall attack on the character of Presidential candidate Barack Obama, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachman is now saying that he is Un-american. She goes futher to suggest that the Congressional leaders are also.

There are still three weeks to the election, so there are still questions to be answered by the actual vote. But, it seems safe to say that the leadership of both the House and Senate will be the same. So if Bachmann wins she will be heading back to a congress where she has clearly indicted those she would be expected to work with. Further, at a time when the country is truly facing some of it’s biggest concerns ever, she has raised the rhetoric to a level that won’t do a thing to moving the country ahead to solutions. It’s doubtful that she will be able to play an affective role at all.

If the polls bear out and Obama does become President, it seems even less likely that she will be able to work with any of those in power. For those in her district this is very bad news. These unsupported comments are uncalled for and do nothing to help the country or the process. There is enough clear political difference that a fair look at the issues would serve the country and the voters much better.

10/22 As an update- here is an interesting historical analysis on the impact on this race and other races in Minnesota.

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